BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Spelled by Kate St. Clair
by Kate St. Clair
Amethyst Series, Book One
Magic runs thicker than blood.
Misfortune seems to follow the Sayers family. Georgia has tried endlessly to reestablish normality since her mother died, and she’s no closer from escaping her strange past when a mysterious fire destroys the only other high school in her tiny Texas town. Georgia is thrown into the company of Luke, a cryptic senior who brings her face to face with the truth about her heritage. Her loving, perfect mother created her family for the singular purpose of birthing five of the most powerful witches in the world, capable of terrifying magic. Now that she knows the truth, can Georgia keep her siblings safe?
Who is behind the dark cult that’s after her family? And does Luke know more about her powers than even she does?
MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
It’s been a little while since I read a good witch book, and I have to say I really enjoyed this one. What stood out to me and what I loved about it most, is that Spelled is about an entire family finding out about their latent powers of witchcraft–instead of just one girl who must struggle on her own.
I was initially very confused by the prologue, because it throws you right into the middle of something and you’re not exactly clear who is involved and what exactly is happening. But once you get past that and straighten out that this book is about five siblings (for some reason it took me a bit to come to the conclusion that there were five of them), you begin to lose yourself in the plot.
Although I did think things moved quickly sometimes, that is somewhat to be expected in a novella this short. The reader is always fully entranced though, and in a way it’s a relief not having to wait for the next exciting thing to happen.
Georgia is a great main character and an even better sister. You can tell that she wants the best for her siblings, and she’s not quite sure if that would be to reveal their powers to them or leave them in the dark. Ultimately, I think she made the right choice, because it is going to take everyone’s powers to defeat the evil that is after the family.
I would definitely love to continue this series!
About the Author
Kate grew up in Austin, TX, before she attended boarding school in California. She was accepted to the Chapman University Creative Writing program before she wrote SPELLED – Amethyst, Book One, released on April 1st 2014. SPELLED is a paranormal YA series published by Black Hill Press. When she’s not writing, Kate is riding horses, walking her dogs, or playing with her pet pig, Miley.